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November 2017

Nordic Roots at Norway House – November

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

November 25th - Thanksgiving and Gifting in Norse tradition The rune Jera is harvest and also a name of the Earth goddess who was the mother of Thor. Gifu is the rune of reciprocity and balance in relationships. These are the keys to agriculturally based ancestor ways. It is also important to understand that as immigrants and settlers to this land, our thanks to indigenous peoples must, necessarily, run deep and gain expression. In Old Norse, this is called shild.…

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December 2017

Nordic Roots at Norway House – December

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
$20

Join Kari at Norway House - 913 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 December 16 – Juletid – From St. Lucy (December 13) to St. Knut (January 13) is the time of Jul (Yule in Anglo-Saxon) when Winter Solstice is experienced. It is dark, all the time. So what we must do is gather and create our own light! We will discuss the common effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder and how our ancestors combatted this depression with food, music, games,…

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January 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – January

January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

January 6 is called 12th Night on the old church calendar, the 12th day of Christmas when Wassailing would take place. Waes du hael (To your health) in Old Anglo-Saxon is the root of the word Wassail! Community Horn Ceremony in Old Norse tradition happened when folk would gather at the Winter and Summer Solstices and were an essential component of sharing our best work, tightening community bonds, and honoring our ancestors. We will learn a few rituals and their accompanying…

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February 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – February

February 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

February 17 – Klippe Sauen; Shearing the Sheep After over-wintering in the barns and just before the births of the lambs, the sheep are starting to get shaggy and in need of a clipping! Wool work is a deeply ancient way to connect with our Scandinavian ancestors. Everyone had to do some sort of work around wool whether it was carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, or felting. The Norwegian song, Klippe Sauen, gives verses and motions to all of this essential…

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March 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – March

March 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

March 10 – Sap Rising in the World Tree Our final Nordic Roots meet up for the year concerns the World Tree - but also the trees in our own back yards! There is a certain kind of weather that is needed for sugar maples to produce their sweetest sap. This combination of warm days and cold nights was essential to our ancestors both in America and in Scandinavia where Birch trees were tapped. We will explore the nine worlds…

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